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Tarrant County rapper Doug Funnie's new album is poised to make him the nerdcore king. Locally, of course.

Doug Funnie’s Head in the Cloudz

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Uh-oh. Is Rivercrest Yacht Club’s reign as the clown princes of North Texas hip-hop in jeopardy? MCs Heffminster de la Rocha, Generic, and DDS, with their killer rhythm section of drummer Lucas White (James Hinkle, Gunga Galu...


Lo-Life's Cameron Smith (center), who also fronts War Party, thinks Fort Worth is on the verge of something special.

High Hopes for Lo-Life

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Lo-Life Recordings is thinking big. The DIY Fort Worth collective/label has already begun doing what any good collective does: concentrate bands’ energy (and anxiety) on projects, including shows, events, and, of course, reco...



Fort Worth psycho-surf punks Fungi Girls will rock Lolaspalooza III on Friday night.

Lola’s, 1919 Fests

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This weekend, not one but two –– count ’em, two –– underground festivals are happening, and while they mostly draw from different demographics, Lolaspalooza III and 1919 Hemphill’s 10th anniversary bash will be comp...


Joel Murray, a.k.a. UBoat, ain't your grandfather's Southern Gothic folkster.

Under the Radar

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Most veteran scenesters probably remember dearly departed Cadillac Fraf, a.k.a. Chad Percy, whose level-headed –– and enlightening –– response to criticisms of his lo-fi acoustic songs about love, death, and train-hoppi...



The bluesy psych-rocking Hanna Barbarians intend on releasing a series of EPs over the next several months instead of a single recording.

Death of the Album?

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About a week ago, Dallas Observer writer and former local musician Daniel Hopkins penned a column about local bands and albums, specifically about the futility of releasing albums into a world ruled (cruelly) by Taylor Swift, M...


The Dangits have gotten around to doing some recording -- finally.

New Music, Dangit(s)!

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Though they never really went away, The Dangits are back. I guess you could say they’re no longer content just playing the occasional show for beer money. They’re pushing now. Since the hard-rocking quartet’s formation fi...



Live Oak

Live Oak to Work With Spune?

ANTHONY MARIANI
More changes are afoot at The Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge, the plush venue/bar/restaurant that recently opened on the Near Southside. A month ago, Live Oak owner Bill Smith hired Jamie Kinser, co-owner and co-founder of Bl...


William Bryan Massey III strikes a redneck poster-boy pose.

Redneck Poetry

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William Bryan Massey III doesn’t play music anymore. The former drummer for the Fort Worth punk band The Playthings hung up his sticks a long time ago. But the gray-bearded, bespectacled Fred’s Texas Café cook is a rock ...



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F.U.: Real News

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Breaking news! Burning Hotels frontman Chance Morgan had a 12-inch Spicy Italian ® at Subway the other day with no onions! Hanna Barbarians frontman Blake Parish got a flat tire! Kevin Aldridge is a little sleepy! This, my fri...


Fort Worth native and Okkervil River keyboardist Justin Sherburn also scores films. With his other band, Montopolis, he will provide the foreground music for a 1929 Russian film in Dallas in mid-September.

Justin Time Machine

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Justin Sherburn is reconnecting with his roots. Sort of. Keyboardist for Austin-based indie darlings Okkervil River, Sherburn is a Fort Worth guy (graduate of Arlington Heights High) who’s been living in Austin for the past 1...